Saturday, December 12, 2009

Shepherd India - A Politically Deprived Community ! Now moving towards Political Power...


 Shepherd India - A Politically Deprived Community!
Now moving towards Political Power...

(This article titled ‘Dhangar – Politically Deprived Community’ was written on the scenario of Last Lok Sabha Election -2009 in the month June 2009 first. Shri Mahadeo Jankar was the only Shepherd Leader who is aiming for PRIME MINISTERSHIP and trying to build a National Party of all Community. Shri Siddaramaih two times Deputy CM of Karnataka was the only Shepherd leader who showed an ambition to become Chief Minister in India.  Mahadeo Jankar formed his own party. Meanwhile Mahadeo Jankar succeeded in getting his Party - RSP entered in Maharashtra Assembly in Vidhansabha Election 2009. In total of 288 MLAs there is 1 MLA of RSP. Thus Mahadeo Jankar & his Rashtriya Samaj Party entered in Parliamentary Politics. On 29th August 2009 RSP completed its 10 years and celebrated 10th Anniversary at Dahivadi near Satara in Maharashtra.  As written in June 2009, RSP has emerged as a political force in Maharashtra now and also Mahadeo Jankar is emerging as a national leader fast. The article was edited 1st time in June 2010. Now Siddaramaih, the Shepherd aiming for CHIEF MINISTERSHIP became 1st CM of Karnataka. The chances of Mahadeo Jankar, the Shepherd leader aiming for PRIME MINISTERSHIP chances of becoming MP have also increased with alliance of RSP and BJP. In Delhi last year Shepherd India International was formed in the presence of Shri Siddaramaiah, Shri H Vishwanath, Shri H M Shri Revanna, Shri Shaitan Singh Pal, Shri Shyam Singh Shashi, Shri Sagar Raika, Shri Mallesham and Shri Mahadeo Jankar and many other Shepherd leaders of India. On this background the article is being edited now and titled as “Shepherd India - A Politically Deprived Community, now moving towards Political Power”. This seems illustrative political story of Shepherd India. But each and every politically deprived community of India has a similar or same story. Shepherds here are sample picture of total picture, of politically deprived communities of India i.e. RASHTRIYA SAMAJ)

 

Shepherd India - A Politically Deprived Community!
Shepherd India- Social Position and Political Status…

LOK SABHA 2009 - State Wise 26 Candidates 
from 11-12 CRORE Shepherds:                                              
State
Seats
Maharashtra
15
Karnataka
4
Uttar Pradesh
4
Andhra Pradesh
2
Gujarat
1
Total
26


State wise Position of Shepherd India in Lok Sabha and Assembly:
State
Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha
Assembly/Council

Last
Current
Last
Current
Maharashtra
0
0
2
5/1
Karnataka
2
1
6
14/2
Uttar Pradesh
2/1
2/1
0
4/2
Andhra Pradesh
0
0
0
1
Rajasthan
0
0
0
2
Gujarat
0
0
0
2
Madhya Pradesh
0
0
0
1
Goa
0
0
0
1

In India, Shepherd community is one of the big communities of India. Moreover, Shepherd India may be one of the single largest community of India. Population of Shepherd India is around 11 percent. India is a Democratic country. Majority should rule India. Parliament is the supreme power centre in India and Assemblies are supreme power centers in states. But Shepherd India is not adequately represented in these power houses. Although Scattered, Shepherds are found in large numbers in UP, MP, Rajasthan, Gujarat, AP, J&K, Karnataka, and Himachal Pradesh apart from Maharashtra. Though culturally/ socially / professionally one community, Shepherds of India are known by different names across the country as Dhangar in Maharashtra, Kuruba in Karnataka, Rabari/Maldhari/Bharwad in Rajasthan and Gujarat, Gaddi/Bakkarwal in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir, Meshashvak/Goneri in Bengal, Kurumban/Kurumba/Kuruman in Tamilnadu, and Kerala, Gowala in Tripura and Pal/Baghel/Gadaria/Dhangar in UP and MP; Kuruma in Andhra Paradesh; Gaderia/Pal in Haryana and Punjab respectively. Thus, Shepherds have fragmented social identity due to different names in different parts of India and now facing area restrictions throughout India. In addition to fragmented social identity Shepherds throughout India have Broken Political Identity due to different Political Nomenclature. Shepherds in majority part of India are in OBC Schedule. Shepherds of extreme north India and in some parts of India are in ST Schedule. Shepherds of central-north India are in SC Schedule. Renke Commission a, National Commission for De-notified Tribes and Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Tribes of Shri Balkrishna Renke recommended (3rd Schedule) 10 % reservation for DT/NT and SNT in 2008, which is still pending. As a result Shepherds are kept away from socio-economic power as well as from political power. Political participation of this community which has got a legacy of rulers and is mainly a pastoral community is grossly and dangerously negligible.

Social organisations of Shepherd India
There are many state / National level social organisations of Shepherd India. All India Pal Mahasabha– President Shri Munna Lal Pal New Delhi, All India Pal Mahasabha – President  Shri Shaitan Singh Pal MP, All India Dhangar Samaj Mahasangh- President – Adv Gunderao Bansode  Maharashtra, Dhangar Samaj Mahasangh Maharashtra – President Shri Annasaheb Dange, All India Kuruvanshi/Kuruba/Dhangar/Gadaria/ Bharwad/Rabari Mahasabha - President Dr Shri Ram Pal, Allhabad, Maharani Ahilyadevi Pratisthan -  President- Shri Ganpatrao Deshmukh Maharashtra, Sarva Gadariya Dhangar Samaj Mahasangh - Chhattisgarh, President-Shri Laxminarain Mahto, Raipur, Raika Education Charitable Trust (RECT), Ahmedabad (Gujarat) Chairman & Managing Director Shri Lal Singh Pawar,  Rashtriya Periyar Sangh,- President Shri G.D Singh Baghel, Karntaka Pradesh Kurbar Sangh – General Secretary K Ramachandrappa. Apart from this there are many state level community organisations. “Shepherds India International” a national level was formed in the meeting held at MP Auditorium, Teen Murty Road, New Delhi on 19/5/12. Chief Convener of the meeting was Mr. H Vishwanath MP, Mr. Siddaramiah, Mr. Mahadeo Jankar, Mr. H M. Revanna, Mr. S P Singh Baghel, Mr. Shaitansingh Pal, Mr. Egge Malleshan, Mr. Sagar Raika, Dr. Shyam Singh Shashi, Dr. B K Ravi, Laxmanrao Chingle, K Ramchandrappa and 100 + shepherds from 10 states attended this Historical Meeting.  In this Historical Meeting it was decided to have "SHEPHARDS" as a Single, Unique “Identity” as well as “National Identity” for 110 Million Community (11%) of India Bearing Different Names. Presently Shepherds India have number of Associations of Shepherds at State and National level. “Shepherds India International” will be one coordinating “UMBRELL BODY” at National level having its central office in New Delhi. It will be working as an advisory body and guiding force nationally.

Political Parties of Shepherd India
There are few Shepherd leaders who tried to form Political Party. Very few of them were able to form Political Party but could not sustain them. In Uttar Pradesh name of Dr. Bharat Singh Baghel is being associated with forming BSP, Apna Dal and Sarvoday Party but now BSP is with Mayavati of Late Kanshiram, Apana Dal is with Sonelal Patel and Rashtriya Labour Party (changing name of Sarvoday Party) is with Adv. Ranbeer Singh.  Shri Annasaheb Dange formed Lok Rajya party in 2004 along with Rashtriya Samaj Party of Mahadeo Jankar. But he resigned from the party and Joined NCP of Sharad Pawar. Shri Siddaramaiah tried to form separate party, then joined Congress There are only three; Shepherd leader formed Political Parties in India which are still in fray.  1) Rashtriya Labour Party, President- Adv. Ranbeer Singh, New Delhi  2) Dhesiya Makkal Munnetra Kazagam, President - C. Muthuchsamy Tamilnadu 3) Rashtriya Samaj Party – Mahadeo Jankar.  Rashtriya Labour Party I local level party of UP, Delhi. Dhesiya Makkal Munnetra Kazgam is recently formed Tamilnadu state level party. Only Mahadeo Jankar with his Rashtriya Samaj Party which was formed on 29th August 2003 (declared to form on 31st May 2003 on Birth Anniversary of Great Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar at Chondi, the Birth place of Rajmata Ahilyadevi) is able to cross not only state limit but also caste/community limit also. Only RSP has emerged as a political force in Maharashtra and Mahadeo Jankar is emerging as a national leader fast.  

LOK SABHA 2009 - NATION WIDE 26 CANDIDATES FROM 11-12 CRORE SHEPHERDS:
Name of Candidate  
Party
Constituency
State
Smt Sarika Dhangar   
LOKDAL
Hathras (SC)
Uttar Pradesh
S P Singh Baghel
BSP
Akbarpur
Uttar Pradesh
Rajaram Pal
Congress
Alahabad
Uttar Pradesh
Radhika Pal
Independent
Alahabad
Uttar Pradesh *4
Vijay Shankar
BJP
Mysor
Karnataka
H Vishwanath
Congress
Mysor
Karnataka
Amar Singh Patil
Congress
Belgaum
Karnataka
Shravan Bhande
RSP
Bidar
Karnataka *4
Bandaru Dattatray
BJP
Sikandarabad
Andhra Pradesh
Gaddam Ramkrishna
BSP
Karnul
Andhra Pradesh *2
Hasrath Pagare
RSP
Ahmadabad (East)
Gujarat *1
Mahadeo Jankar
RSP
Madha
Maharashtra
Sampatlal Takle
RSP
Baramati
Maharashtra
Babasaheb Bhojne
RSP
Jalna
Maharashtra
Baban Mule
RSP
Parabhani
Maharashtra
Dr.Shivajirao Shendge
RSP
Beed
Maharashtra
Ad.Gundrao Bansode
RSP
Usmanabad
Maharashtra
Dipak Tirke
RSP
Akola
Maharashtra
Vitthal Dhage
RSP
Yaotmal
Maharashtra
Bhanudas Hake
RSP
Ahmadnagar
Maharashtra
Vishwanath Patil
RSP
Mumbai North-East
Maharashtra
Ad.Madhavrao Naik
BRP-BM
Hingoli
Maharashtra
Dilip Edatkar
BSP
Yaotmal
Maharashtra
Smt Priti Shinde
Jan Suraj Party
Nanded
Maharashtra
Anil Gote
Lok Sangram Party
Dhulia
Maharashtra
Sanjay Kokre
BRP-BM
Mumbai North-East
Maharashtra *15



Parliament is the biggest Power Centre of India. Looking at population percentage, Shepherd India should have at least 54 MPs in Parliament. But there are only 3 MPs from largest Shepherd community in the current Lok Sabha of 543+2 throughout India and never had more than 3 at a time. There are 3 MPs in the current Lok Sabha 1 from Karnataka and 2 Uttar Pradesh and in last Lok Sabha it was vice versa. In Lok Sabha Election 2009 population of 11 crore plus Shepherds got only 26 candidatures from all over India. 124 years old Indian National Congress had given only 2 seats to Shepherds, the largest Indian community of 11 crore plus population. BJP, BSP and BRP-BMS had given 2 seats each to Shepherd community. Jan Suraj Party and Loksangram Party also contested 1 each. On the other hand, only 5 years old RSP had given a total of 12 seats to Shepherds. Established political parties so far have not groomed a single leader at national level from the population of 11 crore plus Shepherds or have not allowed growing any leader in India. State level leaders are also few and cornered by so called Dominant leaders and parties. That is why no note worthy thinkers, writers, economists, industrialists, artists, journalists have emerged from Shepherd community. Root Cause of this is in Political Deprivedness of Shepherd India. Once, Shepherds were rulers. Now, Shepherds are being ruled. Shepherds India has own identity with culture, belief and god. But today Shepherd India is identified as MOST BACKWARD community. Shepherds are pushed backward educationally, professionally, economically and socially. Shepherds India is, in general aware and worried about educational, professional, economical BACWARDNESS but not conscious and worried about POLITICAL BACKWARDNES. And ROOT CAUSE of all kind of BACKWARDNESS is in being POLITICALLY DEPRIVED. In existing parliament which is SUPREME HOUSE OF INDIA there are only 3 MPs from Shepherds India. So far there has been no president, no PM, no Central Minister, no Governor, no Chief Justice, no Secretary, no Speaker, from 110 million Shepherds in so called DEMORATIC, REPUBLIC INDIA. Now in 2013, there is one CM in Karnataka. This is the POSITION and STATUS of Shepherds in Parliament and Assembly of India – the biggest Power Centers of India.


Lok Sabha: In Karnataka, there were two Kuruba – Shepherd Karnataka MPs in last Parliament, K Virupakshappa of Congress from Koppal and Vijay Shankar of BJP from Mysore. Congress has put H.Vishwanath- Shepherd against sitting MP Vijay Shankar- Shepherd of BJP. H Vishwanath of Congress won the election sending Vijay Shankar of BJP in political wilderness. Thus Shepherd MP reduced from 2 to 1. The great nationalist and revolutionary freedom fighter Sangoli Rayanna of Shepherd community was hanged by British Government on 26th January 1831. The RSP had organized Samaj Sangam Rally in Karnataka in the Month of December 2008 and celebrated RAJYABHISHEK CEREMONY OF SANGOLLI RAYANNA, NATION`S FOREMOST FREEDOM FIGHTER in Nandgad of Belgaum. By taking in notice of it and to stop Shepherds moving toward RSP, the congress announced the candidateship of Amar Singh Patil from Belgaum but at the same time snatched ticket from sitting Koppal MP K. Virupakshappa. In a similar back ground in 2004 ex-MP Amarsingh Patil was denied the ticket from Belgaum and in 2009 K. Virupakshappa was denied ticket by Congress from Koppal. BJP and JD(S) did not give any fresh candidature to Shepherd. In comparison to its population, Shepherds have been kept ignored and deprived politically in Karnataka.

Karnataka Assembly: Karnataka has comparatively more Shepherd leaders than there are in Maharashtra and elsewhere in India. But in 2008, MLAs were reduced to 6 from 14. In last assembly there were 6 MLA and 3 MLC. But in current assembly there are 14 MLA from Shepherd Karnataka. Assembly election was held in May 2013 and Shri Siddaramaih became Chief Minister. Jen Kuruba, Kad Kuruba and Gond (Kuruba) has ST status in State list and in Central list. Kuruba-Shepherd has OBC status in State & Central list.

Lok Sabha: In Uttar Pradesh, Late Bansi Dhar Dhangar (B D Dhangar) was the 1st Shepherd to become MLA and MP from Uttar Pradesh. Prof. S P Singh Baghel, 3 times MP from Jalesar is sitting MP of BSP in Rajy Sabha. He had to quit the party and was compelled to join BSP, due to gross neglect by Samajwadi Party. He contested Lok Sabha 2009 from BSP and lost against Akhilesh Yadav son of Mulayam Singh Yadav in Firozabad. Ex-BSP MP, Raja Ram Pal from UP who was trapped in bribery case and had to resign from MP ship, contested and got elected from Akbarpur on behalf of Congress. Smt Sarika Dhangar got elected from Hatharas (SC) on behalf of Rashtriya Lok Dal of Ajit Singh. Uttar Pradesh has 81 Lok Sabha seats and there are 2 MPs from Loks Sabha and 1 from Rajy Sabha.

UP Assembly: Last UP assembly election was held in February-March 2012. In that election 4 Shepherds got elected, 3 from BSP and 1 from SP. Ayodhya Prasad - BSP from Fatehpur, Smt Puja Pal –BSP from Allahabad, Indrapal Singh Bagel – BSP from Auraiya and Vijay Bahadur Pal – SP from Tirwa-Kanuj got elected. There are 2 Member of Legislative Council in UP, Pratap Singh Baghel - BSP from Agra and Prabhadevi Pal – BSP from Jaunpur. In UP, Dhangar has SC status in State and Central list. Since 1950 onward getting Dhangar–SC certificates Shepherds UP got state/central government services. Many of them retired also. But UP government is not giving SC certificates to Dhangar. On 3/12/13 High court of UP gave order in favour of Shepherd UP but is not being implemented by UP government. Under the leadership of J P Dhangar and many others agitation for SC status to Dhangar is going on.  Pal, Gaderia and Baghel has OBC status in State and Central list.

In Maharashtra, Madha, Baramati, Solapur, Sangli, Nanded, Hingoli, Parbhani, Yavatmal and Hatkanangale Lok Sabha Constituencies have Dhangar -Shepherd Maharashtra is in majority. Shepherd Maharashtra which can influence 9 MP constituencies had virtually no political participation in Lok Sabha Election held in 2009. Not a single ticket had been awarded to Shepherd Maharashtra either by Congress, BJP, and ShivSena or by NCP, to the Shepherds, whoever boasts of their lineage from famous Holkar dynasty and the great ruler like Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore. During the last 66 years of Indian democratic History, only one MP from Shepherd Maharashtra Shivaji Kamble (Khatik Dhangar-SC) of ShivSena was able to reach to Parliament in Delhi. Anna Dhange of NCP and Prakash Shendge of BJP were willing to contest from Sangli Constituency, Popatarao Gawade of NCP from Shirur, K P Zargad of NCP from Jalna, Haribhau Shelke of Congress from Parbhani were willing to contest from their respective party, but none of them got ticket from their respective party. Jan Suraj Party of Vinay Kore contested 1 from Nanded. BSP contested 1 from Yeotmal; BRP-BMS contested 2 seats 1 from Hingoli and 1 from (North –East) Mumbai. Rashtriya Sámaj Paksha contested total 12 Shepherds, Maharashtra-10 Karnataka-1 and Gujarat-1. Former Minister Anandrao Deokate who opted to vacate his MLA seat for the then Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde, was denied ticket of Lok Sabha and Smt. Ujwalatai Shinde wife of Sushil Kumar Shinde was allowed to contest instead of Deokate from Solapur. Smt. Ujwalatai Shinde was defeated due to the vote shared by RSP candidate. Due to delimitations Solapur is converted as reserve seat and only option for Anandrao Devkate is permanently closed. In Maharashtra, established Political Parties have not groomed or allowed growing any single leader at national level from Shepherd community of 15 million populations.

Shepherd Maharashtra which can influence the result of at least 65-70 MLA. But In Maharashtra on state level there are very few leaders. And they are deprived of even MLA ship by the established political parties. Anna Dange, the Senior Shepherd leader formed Lok Rajya Party, but he had to tender his resignation from the party formed by himself and had to join NCP. By this way and by that way, Shepherds larger by population and rulers by legacy have been gradually eliminated from politics in Maharashtra. In Maharashtra Assembly also, Shepherds are not adequately represented. Shri Ganpatrao Deshmukh of Peasants & Workers Party (10 times MLA- senior most in Assembly) and Haridas Bhade of Bharatiy Republican Party-Bahujan Mahasangh were only 2 MLAs from Shepherds in last Assembly. In the last Assembly, Ramesh Shendge (NCP) and Prakash Shendge (BJP) were only 2 MLCs from the community. In the current Assembly of which elecion was held in 2009, there are 5MLAs from Shepherd Haridas Bhade, Ganpatrao Deshmukh, Prof Ram Shinde, Ravi (Anna) Gote, and Prakash Shendge & 1 MLC Ramesh Shendge. In Maharashtra Dhangad is in ST Shedule. Shepherd of Maharashtra has been struggling for ST status to Dhangar since long. Dhangar – Shepherd Maharashtra has OBC status in Central list and Nomadic Tribes – NT status in State list

In Andhra Pradesh, Assembly election was declared along with Lok Sabha in 2009. Dhangar community candidature share was BJP-5, TDP-2, Congress-1, Praja Rajyam Party-2, and 1 independent and out of which 1 was elected. Late S Ramchandra Reddy was the 1st MP from Kuruma Shepherd elected from Hindupur Lok Sabha Constituency. B K Parthsarathy was 2nd MP from Kuruma Shepherd also elected from the same Constituency now he is sitting MLA of Telgu Desham elected from Penugonda Assembly seat. Bandaru Dattatray (2 times MP from Sikandarabad) from Andhra Pradesh contested on behalf of BJP and lost Sikandarabad Lok Sabha. In Andhra Pradesh, Kuruma – Shepherd AP has OBC status in State and Central list. There are few state level leaders in AP from Shepherd AP. One is Bandaru Dattatray – BJP, a political leader, and R Krishnaiah a social leader who is President of AP State of Backward Class Welfare Association. Yegge Mallesham is President of Andhra Pradesh Kuruma Sangham. Dr Kancha Illaih, Head of Department Political Science, Usmania University, Hyderabad is well-known Sociologist, Political analyst, Scholar, Activist and Writer.

In Gujarat, Sagar Raika of Rabari-Dhangar was the first MP from Gujarat in Rajy Sabha.  In current assembly election held in December 2012, Shri Ranchhodbhai Desai from Patan and Shri Jethabhai Bharwad from Sehra both BJP have been elected. There is no state level leader in Gujarat from Shepherd Gujarat. Bharawad – Shepherd has ST status in State & Central list and is economically backward. Rabari /Maldhari have OBC status in State & Central list. Desai’s of Shepherd Gujarat found economically sound but politically deprived along with all other Shepherd Gujarat. 

In Rajashtan, in current assembly election held in December 2008, Shri Ratan Desai-Congress from Raniwada and Shri Otaram Dewasi – BJP from Sikar have been elected. Ummedsingh Rabari is true Shepherd National wandering all over India to awaken the community particularly in Education. Rabari/ Raibari/Dewasi – Shepherd Rajasthan have OBC status in State & Central list and struggling for ST status.

Bihar – Dr Ram Karan Pal was the lone member of Legislative Assembly of this community nominated twice by Shri Laloo Yadav. He has been Chairman of various boards of Bihar Government and also was member of Bihar OBC commission. There is no political person now to carry his legacy in Bihar. Shepherds are known by Gaderia/Bhedihar in the state. They are listed as OBC in the state.

In Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir there are sizable population (25-40%) of Gaddi, Bakkarwal and Gujjar, but seems no political leader from this area also. In Tamilnadu Kuruman / Kurumban has sizable population (more than 50 lakh) but no representation in assembly. Apart from hither mentioned states we have no authenticated information about Shepherds from other states and Union Territory but seem no political leader/ political share from this area.

POSITION and STATUS of Shepherd leaders in India…
What is POSITION and STATUS of Shepherd leaders in India!  Shri Siddaramaiah of Karnataka and Shri Anna Dange of Maharashtra are the examples. Shri Siddaramaiah from Karnataka tried to form separate party, then joined Congress and at last is able to be Chief Minister of Karnataka from Congress party. Anna Dange from Maharashtra formed Lokrajya Party then resigned from his own formed party and joined NCP. Rajaram Pal from Uttar Pradesh formed party; at last he also joined Congress and was able to become MP. Thus Shepherd leaders of India are also found deprived most in India. The Shepherd who were rulers of erstwhile India like Maurya, Hoysala and Holkars, are now almost eliminated from the polity of India. History of the world belongs to the communities, those who have political power. Due to the lack of political consciousness many communities have vanished from the world. Shepherds of India will be vanished if they do not realize and act upon it in time. So Shepherds should worry most for political deprivedness and should move to political power fast. When Shepherds having glorious HISTORY and sizable population are on the way of vanishing from the GEOGRAPHY due to political deprivedness then what can be future of other smaller politically and otherwise deprived communities of India? Now Shepherd or other deprived communities are not from ruling class but they are being ruled. That is the main reason of the problems they are facing. If not majority Shepherd or others, then who is the ruling class of India? That is the QUESTION and it has to be solved with TOP PRIORITY at the EARLIEST. It was, and is the constitutional responsibility of every Government of India to assure equal participation in political power to each and every section of the society. Largely numbered community like Shepherd or a group of large population is kept deprived from Parliamentary political process, at such a large scale, it is not only incorrect in view of democracy and sociologically but it is not in the interest nationally. It is not in the interest of NATION India, even though due participation in political Power has not been given to Shepherd community. Like Shepherd, thousands of communities belonging to SCs, STs, OBCs, and MINORITYs are politically deprived. Even after 66 years, no established political party appears to have any desire and preparedness to allow participation to these deprived communities in political power. This as a result has created great dissatisfaction among Shepherd and other deprived communities in Maharashtra and in India.

Mahadeo Jankar – A National Leader...
RSP – A Way to Political Power...

On this back ground, if someone who declares that I shall become Prime Minister and I will take deprived communities to political power soon and sure” by forming his own political outfit Rashtriya Samaj Party and directly challenges a powerful politician like Sharad Pawar, he is Mahadeo Jankar. He has evoked great curiosity not only in Maharashtra but in entire Nation. Mahadeo Jankar is the only Shepherd leader who is working hard to be a National leader crossing over caste and state limits. As Jankar is from Shepherd, which is one of the largest and all India spread community. He is getting the advantage of making the Shepherds as base of the RSP. Nowadays RSP is criticized as Shepherd Party. But Jansangh-BJP is Brahmin caste based Party. Congress was Brahmin based party now owned by upper caste and upper class. BSP is SC based party. So RSP is Shepherd-OBC-ST based party. Without BASE nothing can be constructed so also in POLITICAL PARTY. Thus Shepherds associated with RSP are playing one of the important ROLE putting IDEAL before all INDIAN DEPRIVED COMMUNITIES, politically or otherwise. Shepherd is the largest community spread all over India. Shepherds are known for brotherhood within the community and beyond the community. Shepherds have political legacy throughout India. Shepherds have all natural resources from being BASE and FORCE to build the POLITICAL PARTY. Under the strong WILLPOWER and LEADERSHP of Mahadeo Jankar, Shepherds of Maharashtra are playing the initial ROLE. This is probity and responsibility of Shepherds than the privilege. This important ROLE has to be understood by Shepherds of all India first, as well as by all Deprived Communities and especially politically Deprived Communities of India. This seems illustrative but it is a briefest political story of Shepherd India. Each and every politically deprived community of India has a similar or same story. Shepherds here are sample picture of total picture, of politically deprived communities of India.

Mahadeo Jagannath Jankar born on 19th April 1968, at Wadhe, district Satara in Maharastra in a Dhangar - Shepherd family. His Father name is Mr. Jagannath Jankar & Mother is Mrs. Gunabai Jagannath Jankar. Originally, he is a resident of Palsawade village of Man Tehsil which is near Wadhe village where Mahadeo Jankar was born in a field while his parents were doing sheep herding. After getting primary education in Palsawade, Mahadeo Jankar did his secondary education from Devapur and went on to do his BE from Walchand College, in Sangli district of Maharashtra. In college days he started public life as a student leader. He began his social life in early 1988. At the age of 22 on the occasion of Shirloba Yatra in Phaltan, Mahadeo Jankar took pledge that “I will remain unmarried and will not make money or wealth for myself during my life time and shall strive for bringing Political Awareness and Power to Shepherds and equivalent Deprived Communities of India”. Late B K Kokre Bachelor of Engineer formed Yashwant Sena (In the name of GREAT YASHWANTRAO HOLKAR) and started the battle against economical, social, and political injustice faced by Shepherd community. Late B K Kokre started his struggle from Baramati-Pune initially for the cause against Sharad Pawar and Y B Chavan of Congress, who were mainly instrumental to sabotage the Shepherd community politically and socially. B K Kokre’s movement started spreading in western Maharashtra. Shepherd community which used to once rule India but had almost disappeared from socio- political front came to life due to B K Kokre’s Yashwant Sena movement. Sharad Pawar was sabotaging the movement started by B K Kokre. It seems Shepherd community could not protect and save B K Kokre. He was compelled to surrender to Pawar and to congress. After surrendering, Kokre might have felt like he lost his soul. B K Kokre died physically on 28th January 2005. Meanwhile the leadership of Yashwant Sena was crowned to Mahadeo Jankar. Shri Pawar and congressmen played all tricks to sabotage and finish Mahadeo Jankar but they failed.

Need of National Movement and National Leader…

Mahadeo Jankar realised that only NATIONAL LEVEL POLITICAL MOVEMENT CAN solve the problems of Shepherd and other similar communities. Jankar realized that the root cause of problems of Shepherd and other communities is in POLITICALLY DEPRIVEDNESS. So Mahadeo Jankar decided to go for POLITICAL POWER ONLY! “Satyamev Jayate” was the slogan of Satyashodhak Samaj, which was formed in 1873 by Mahatama Jotirao Phule. After it became the slogan of FREE INDIA. Jotirao Phule is the first MAHATMA of India. Mahatma Phule is first and true Indian NATIONALIST leader of India and FATHER of MODERN SOCIAL INDIA. Mahatma Phule said “Satte wachuni sakal kala!  Zalya avakala! ” which means “WITHOUT POWER, EFFICIENCY and TRUTH LOST its MERIT” This is PHULE-ISM and Mahadeo Jankar took the PATH of PHULEISM. In college days Jankar met V P Singh, then Prime Minister. “You also can become Prime Minister of India” were the words of VP Singh which still bells in his mind, Jankar says. Then he met Kanshiram one of the MASTER POLITICIAN AND GREAT MAN OF THE TIME. ‘Late Kanshiram is my political GURU’, says Jankar. ‘Dr. Ambedkar the true disciple of Phule said that Political power is Master key to solve the problems’ Jankar quotes. Shepherd boy Chandragupt Mourya dreamt the India; he was to create and became the first EMPEROR-SAMRAT of India. His grandson Samrat Ashok could build the largest ever united and developed INDIA, 2000 years before. Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar was the first Indian lady known for making the welfare state. These are some great men from whom Jankar was inspired. Mahadeo Jankar started Marathi Monthly YASHWANT NAYAK on 29th September 1994. Prime aim of Yashwant Nayak was to transform READER community into WRITER community! And Prime aim of Yashwant Sena was to transform RULED community into RULER community! Through Yashwant Sena, Jankar organized record break programmes for socio-political awareness among the deprived community i.e. Dhangar-OBC Pratinidhi Shodhyatra, IAS-IPS MLA-MP Shodhyatra, Aapla Paksh Shodh-Bodh Yatra, Rashtriya Samaj Nirman Yatra, Raj Karo Yatra etc.

RASHTRIYA SAMAJ - A Federation of Politically Deprived Communities…

Rashtriya Samaj is basically a federation of all Indian National Communities. India is a country basically of CASTES/TRIBES. There are many CASTES/TRIBES belonging to many religions and regions speaking different languages in India. Thus India is a country where Nationalism amongst the Indians has to be deliberately developed.  India was being ruled by National Communities like Koli, Dhangar, Gond, Matang, Mahar, Ramoshi, etc. Then came Mughals / British/others and they started to rule India. India was being ruled by these foreign intruders for a long period and thus Indian National Communities of CASTES/TRIBES were kept away from the political power. So basically it was struggle between Rashtriya Samaj and foreign intruders. But to erase this fact, propaganda of fake Swaraj Movement between British and Congress was made by congressmen and British both. British founded and formed congress which was mainly fighting for the welfare of upper strata of Indian society. British overthrowing Indians from power, started to rule India. In the pre Mughal / pre British India there were several small states/ local governments which were prominently belonging to Koli, Shepherd, Ramoshi, Bedar, Rajgond, Matang, Mahar or likewise national communities i.e. Rashtriya Samaj. This is real history of India. Though in hide, it is happened history of India. Details of which are deliberately kept hidden or destroyed by the enemy rulers of Rashtriya Samaj. But still there are some national heroes in the minds of Indians especially in the Minds of national communities. Raje Umaji Naik (Ramoshi-Bedar), Raghoji Bhangre (Koli-Walmiki), Sangolli Rayanna (Shepherds-Kuruba), Birsa Munda and many others are the real National Heroes who fought and died for Swaraj of India and Indians. British left the India but sons of soil, sons of the great National heroes have been kept away from the political power. Ramoshi, Koli, Shepherd, Gond, Mahar, Matang, Nishad, Mali, Bhandari, Agri, Yadav, Kunbi, Rajbhar, likewise thousands of castes and communities comprising more than 90% India’s population. These are the national communities i.e. Rashtriya Samaj. Rashtriya Samaj once the ruler have become politically deprived communities throughout India. These castes and communities have been pushed backward from all political centers of India. Congress and other political parties played important role in doing so. There are thousands of communities who have not entered in Supreme house of India i.e. Parliament. Politically deprived Rashtriya Samaj needs Political Empowerment to stand with the communities now ruling India. Rashtriya Samaj needs educational, economical and social empowerment. This can be done through political empowerment only. Empowerment of national communities is empowerment of nation India. So Swaraj of Rashtriya Samaj is Swaraj of India in real sense.

RSP is Party of all National Communities i.e. RASHTRIYA SAMAJ…
Mahadeo Jankar has done a national job by forming RSP aiming at political power for Deprived India, communities and region wise. Birth of RSP has been mainly to bring these deprived communities to their desired destination that is participation in political power and positions. Through political power Mahadeo Jankar and RSP wants to emancipate socio-economic problems of deprived Shepherds and other communities. RASHTRIYA SAMAJ is the New Political Identity and Nomenclature given to all Politically Deprived Communities of India by RSP and Mahadeo Jankar. Thus the RASHTRIYA SAMAJ is FEDERATION of all Politically Deprived Communities of India. With the base of few Shepherds and few other communities RSP is emerging as a POLITICAL FORCE in Maharashtra. If few more Shepherds and Deprived Communities come under the Powerful Shelter of RASHTRIYA SAMAJ, it will become a Power which will be undefeatable. Then Congress and BJP will be POWERLESS and RSP will be POWERFULL. RASHTRIYA SAMAJ has the BIRTH RIGHT to rule India, Mahadeo Jankar says. He also says that his contesting of election is not personal but for the party, society and Nation. Mahadeo Jankar tried to put challenge before Congress and BJP which has political legacy and their allies through Lok Sabha Election 2009. RSP allotted candidateship not only to Shepherds and its equivalents, but also to Marathas, Minorities, Jain, Upper Castes, as well.

Mahadeo Jankar – A Prime -Ministerial Candidate…
“Deprived Maharashtra has two Prime-Ministerial Candidates –Sharad Pawar and Mahadeo Jankar” news containing this sort of meaning had appeared in ‘Business Standard’ on 22nd March 2009. Yes, I am also Prime - Ministerial Candidate, Mahadeo Jankar said when asked by journalists in Mumbai.  “RSP marches ahead in SMS campaigning to NCP-BJP”, was the news given by Marathi Daily Sakal and “NCP has leaders but no workers where as RSP has SHIVAJI style GANIMI KAWA workers, Jankar of RSP may win putting behind Pawar of NCP and Deshmukh of BJP”, was the news given by PUDHARI one of leading Marathi Daily. These are the news which proves that Mahadeo Jankar had posed as a serious and bitter challenge to NCP’s President Sharad Pawar by contesting against him from Lok Sabha Constituency of Madha. In one of the fully packed press conference in Mumbai, Mahadeo Jankar had expressed his intentions to claim for Prime Ministership for the first time. Whereas Sharad Pawar initially and first time was in the race for the post of Prime Minister at the time when Late Prime Minister Rajeev Gandhi was assassinated, but P V Narsimharao won the race surprisingly. Since then Prime Minister ship is eluding Sharad Pawar. He went on stating that “My Party is small, I have not that much power (strength)”, but his desire for Prime Minster ship remained not unknown. He tried to make the use of the sentiments of Maratha- Maharashtra to get the Prime Minister ship. As Madha was Dhangar populated Pawar promised ST status to Shepherds. Besides he tried to use the sentiments of “Deprived Maharashtra” also. Mahadeo Jankar put the challenge first time through Lok Sabha 2009 and claiming to be a PM before UPA-NDA talking of taking “Deprived Communities of India” to the Political Power through VOTE POWER by Rashtriya Samaj Party. Shepherds, OBCs, Tribals, Dalits, Minorities as well as deprived Marathas of Madha organized in support to Mahadeo Jankar with noticeable vigor and as such the election campaign of Sharad Pawar seemed to be in air. Then it was being said and believed that if Mahadeo Jankar wins Madha Lok Sabha seat, it would not be SURPRISE/CHAMATKAR. ‘I lost Madha election not the BATTLE” says Mahadeo Jankar. “I will take deprived communities to political power soon and sure” decisively and firmly Jankar adds.  Mahadeo Jankar challenged, contested and was able to get about 1 lakh votes against Strong Leader like Sharad Pawar from Madha Lok Sabha Constituency who was instrumental in ending Yashwat Sena and B K Kokre. So End of Pawar Era began, it was Nature’s JUSTICE. In Maharashtra, Shepherds constitute 17 to 18% of the population which is near one and half crores. There are six and half lakh voters of Shepherds in Madha Lok Sabha constituency itself, of which Mahadeo Jankar was able to get 70 thousand plus, previously who might have voted for Congress-NCP or BJP-Sena. Whether Mahadeo Jankar and RSP will be able to bring POLITICAL POWER to Shepherds, and its equivalents deprived groups/ sections, the time coming and nothing can stop it. Gradually deprived communities of India have been taking form of RASHTRIYA SAMAJ. Now RSP is emerged as a political force in Maharashtra and Mahadeo Jankar is emerging as a national leader fast.

RSP - National Programmes...
Under the vigil leadership of Mahadeo Jankar, Broad Based, (Geographically and Socially) Mass Based and Cadre Based RASHTRIYA SAMAJ PARTY was formed on 31st May 2003. Jankar gave the power-charging, one and unique nomenclature to all deprived Community i.e. RASHTRIYA SAMAJ-NATIONAL COMMUNITY. Under the Banner of Rashtriya Samaj Party, yearly 6 National Programmes are being held regularly. Mahadeo Jankar says “Chondi – Rajmata Ahilya JanmBhumi is Gateway to Mumbai Assembly and Katgum – Mahatama Phule MulBhumi is Gateway to Sansad Bhavan Delhi.”

RSP organises under mentioned National Programmes every year...
1) Mahatma Phule Jayanti Mahotsav on 20th February at Katgun-Satara
2) Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Jayanti Mahotsav on 31st May at Chondi-Ahmadnagar
3) Raje Umaji Naik Jayanti Mahotsav on 7th September, at Bhiwadi-Pune
4) Sangolli Rayanna Rajyabhishek Mahotsav on 26th January at Nandgad-Belgaum, Karnataka (A Great Nationalist, and Revolutionary Freedom Fighter hanged by British rulers on 26th January 1831)
5) RASHTRIYA SAMAJ DIWAS - Mahadeo Jankar’s Birthday on 19th April 
6) PARTY FORMATION DAY on 29th August

RSP in Parliamentary battlefield...
RSP was declared on 31 May 2003 in Chondi the Janmbhumi of Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar the first and foremost benevolent Lady Ruler of India who ruled 30 years. Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar of Indore is known for providing one of the BEST welfare states in the world. Vide letter dated 5th September 2003 received from Chief Election Commissioner, New Delhi, Rashtriya Samaj party got registered with effect from 29th August 2003. So the PARTY FORMATION DAY is being celebrated on 29th August every year. In the month of September within 8 days of party formation, RSP contested from Parabhani Jilla Parishad with the symbol Cup and Saucer. Then RSP contested 2004 Losabha first and started its parliamentary battle to reach biggest power centre Sansad Bhavan Delhi. Since then RSP has been contesting Lok Sabha, Assembly, and all local body elections along with panchayat. RSP candidate won Taluka Panchayat seat from Yelda- Maharashtra. It was the first success to RSP.

Lok Sabha-2004
For 14th Lok Sabha, General Election - 2004 was held in four phases during 20 April – 10 May 2004 and result was declared on 13th May 2004. Rashtriya Samaj Party, which established on 29th August 2003, contested it first Lok Sabha election in two states (Maharashtra & Karnataka) and fielded 13 candidates, 25% of total Lok Sabha seats of Maharashtra. Thus Rashtriya Samaj Party entered in the arena of Democratic Parliamentary battlefield of India. In its first election, RSP of 9 months was able to get 146,571 votes which was 0.04% of the total votes of India. In Baramati, RSP candidate was able to get 30230 votes against Sharad Pawar of NCP. In Pandharpur RSP candidate could disturb the equation against Ramdas Athavale. In Beed, RSP youth candidate was able to get 14773 votes against Gopinath Munde the senior BJP leader. In Pandharpur, RSP candidate was able to get Ujwalatai Shinde wife of Sushilkumar Shinde defeated. She lost by 5000+ votes and RSP candidate got 6396 votes. In Satara RSP candidate, getting 28304 votes became the cause to defeat ShivSena candidate by Congress candidate with marginal 4400 votes. BSP which was formed in 1984 was able get each total one lahks of votes in 1999. Nevertheless, RSP, which was formed in 2003, was able to get more votes than BSP in its first Loksabaha Election in 2004. RSP stood eighth Number party in its first Lok Sabha Election in Maharashtra. In Bidar Karnataka, also, RSP candidate was able to get 15630 votes and RSP is National party in its first election. All RSP candidates contested Lok Sabha 2004 election with common symbol i.e. Cup and Saucer.

Rashtriya Samaj Party – Lok Sabha -2009: Result (13/05/2004)
Constuency
Name
Votes
State
Beed
Balasaheb Dodtale
14773
Maharashtra
Satara
Bajarang Nana Khatake
28304
Maharashtra
Ahmadanagar
Dr Indrakumar Bhise
8786
Maharashtra
Kopargaon
Dr Indrakumar Bhise
6000
Maharashtra
Pune
Prof. Anandrao Dadas
2418
Maharashtra
Khed
Ganapat Gadage
3308
Maharashtra
Baramati
Balasaheb Kolekar
30230
Maharashtra
Pandharpur
Ad.Purushottam Naiknavare
20680
Maharashtra
Karad
Ramkrishna Jadhav
8384
Maharashtra
Solapur
Prabhakar Salgar
6396
Maharashtra
Latur
Dr. Nitin Waghe
1600
Maharashtra
Nanded
Venkatrao Naik
4500
Maharashtra
Nagpur
Prakash Nimaje (RSP Supported)
36580
Maharashtra
Sangli
Nagnath Naikvadi (RSP Supported)
137122
Maharashtra
Bidar
Dhananjay Jadhav
15630
Karnataka

Maharashtra Assembly-2004
Rashtriya Samaj Party contested 38 seats and was able to get 144,753 votes, which was 0.35% of the total votes of Maharashtra. RSP stood 14th Number party. RSP contested all these elections independently without getting or taking any support from outside. RSP was the 10th number party, which contested 38 seats of total of Maharashtra Assemble 288. ( BSP-272, ShivSena- 63, Congress-157, NCP- 124, BJP- 111, SP- 95, BRP-BM- 83, PRBP -55, PWP – 43 and RSP 38) There was NCP-INC, BJP-SS and other third and fourth front alliances in fray. However, RSP was in field independently. If alliance wise result is analysed, RSP stood 5th in Maharashtra Assembly Election 2004. Thus in its first election itself, RSP became a note worthy force in political arena of Maharashtra. All RSP candidates contested Maharashtra Assembly 2004 election with common symbol i.e. Cup and Saucer.

Maharashtra Assembly-2004: First 15 Parties - Vote wise
Party
Votes
Seats Contested
Number
%
INC
8810363
69
1
21.06
NCP
7841962
71
2
18.75
ShivSena
8351654
62
3
19.97
BJP
5717287
56
4
13.67
BSP
1671429
272
5
4.00
PWP
549010
43
6
1.31
BRP-BM
516221
83
7
1.23
SP
471425
95
8
1.13
JSS
368156
19
9
0.62
CPI-M
259567
16
10
0.88
JDS
242720
34
11
0.58
RPI -A
206175
20
12
0.49
SBP
176022
7
13
0.42
RSP
144753
38
14
0.35
ABS
69986
20
15
0.17

Rashtriya Samaj Party – Maharashtra Assembly -2004
List of RSP candidates - Securing more than 1000 votes
Constiuency
Name
Votes
Community
Paranda
Balasaheb Patil - Hanodorikar
44734
Lingayat
Man -SC
Dilip Tupe –SC
23416
SC
Mukhed- SC
Dr Jagdish Ravikar -SC
7336
SC
Shrigonda
Nandkumar Borude
6347
OBC
Malshiras
Annasahbe Patil
5165
OBC
Baramati
Sopanarao Atole
5043
OBC
Phaltan
Uttamrao Shende
4994
OBC
Shinganapur
Vitthal Rabadade
4540
OBC
Karjat - SC
Ashok Meghdambar
4098
SC
Jat - SC
Sanjay Kamble
4147
SC
Panvel
Dr. Manisha Palaskar
2874
OBC
Rahuri
Laxman Dhaygude
 2818
OBC
Kej - SC
Sambjaji Savalkar
2682
SC
Madha
 Prakash Gore
2561
OBC
South Solapur
Suresh Shingade
2143
OBC
Indapur
Sunil Kale
1875
OBC
Pathardi
Shivaji Chormale
1757
OBC
Parner
Sonyabapu Pingat
1704
OBC
Renapur
Nandkumar Somavanshi
1691
Maratha
Mohol
Devidas Shendge
1598
OBC
Gevarai
Narayan Munde
1431
OBC
North Solapur -SC
Sanjaya Kamble
1211
SC
Mulashi
Balasaheb Kokre
1196
OBC
Daund
Dadasaheb Keskar
1023
OBC























Lok Sabha-2009
For 15th Lok Sabha, General Election - 2009 was held in five phases during 16 April – 13 May 2009 and result was declared on 17th May 2009. Rashtriya Samaj Party contested on total 33 seats all over India, viz; Maharashtra-29, Assam-2, Karanataka-1, Gujarat-1 and social sharing was OBC-17, SC-7, Tribals-2, Minority-3, Brahmin-1, Maratha-1, Jain-1 and Thakur-1. RSP thus gave representation to all National communities. Mahadeo Jankar, National President of RSP contested election against Sharad Pawar National President of NCP in Madha of Maharashtra and was able to get 98946 votes in Lok Sabha Election 2009. RSP contested total 33 candidates from four states in Lok Sabha 2009, Maharastra-29, Aasam-2, Gujrat-1, and Karnataka-1. RSP secured 190743 votes in Maharashtra and more than 2 lakhs in India. All RSP candidates contested Lok Sabha 2009 election with common symbol i.e. Cup and Saucer.

Maharashtra Assembly-2009
For the 13th Assembly of Maharashtra, elections were held on 13th October 2009. The ruling Democratic Front (Congress and Nationalist Congress Party) contested the elections against the alliance of ShivSena and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and against the Third Front Known as Republican Left Democratic Front Popularly known as RIDALOS.

RASHTRIYA SAMAJ PAKSHA -ASSEMBLY RESULT- 2009

NAME
CONSTITUENCY
VOTES
RESULT
1)JAVED PASHA
PUSAD
738

2) AD. V KARKHELIKAR
NAYGAON
1037

3)GOVIND SURNAR
MUKHED
674

4)VISHWANATH THORE
PATHRI
6475
3RD
5)NARAYAN CHALGE
JALNA
1250

6)PRAHLAD RATHOD
PAITHAN
7925

7)ANNASAHEB ROKDE
KALYAN EAST
1843

8)ADNYAN SHENDGE
MAGATHANE
777

9)DASHRATH RAUT
BARAMATI
6042

10)VIAY BODEKAR
KOTHRUD
453

11)HARIDAS DOKE
ASHTI
3289
3RD
12)ARUN INGLE
GEVRAI
10306
3RD
13)BABASAHEB PATIL
AHMADPUR
69460
WON
14)SUBHASH SHINDE
NILANGA
6034

15)SURESH KAMBLE
PARANDA
8546
3RD
16)BABAN KECHE
MADHA
2777

17)SUNIL BANDGAR
AKKALKOT
2567

18)CHANDRAKANT ADHAV
PHALTAN
7695

19)SURENDRA GUDAGE
MAN
18870
3RD
20)SURESH PADIYAL
CHIPLUN
1885

21)SURENDRA BORKAR
KUDAL
1427

22)GOPICHAND PADALKAR
KHANAPUR-ATPADI
19024
3RD
23)VIKAS LAVANDE
SHIRUR
2486

24)BHAUSAHEB JANJIRE
KARJAT -JAMKHED
2168

25)PRAFULL PATIL
ACHALPUR
 901

26)SALIM SHAIKH
JINTUR
 2477


      TOTAL VOTES 
187126


Mahadeo Jankar, National President of Rashtriya Samaj Party played important role in forming non-Congress front / non-BJP alliance i.e. REPUBLICAN LEFT DEMOCRATIC FRONT. This front was of Republican, Left and Democratic parties. There were 13 groups in Republicans. Besides RSP CPI, CPM, JDS, PWP, SP, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana MP Raju Shetty, Lokbharati of MLA Kapil Patil, UKD of Kumar Saptarshi and other smaller groups/parties were in the front. RLDF contested on all 288 RSP–26, RPI-101, SP-21, RSP-21, PWP-13, SSP-13, JDS-13, CPM-12, CPI-10, Lokbharati-5 Prahar-2, UKD-1, and LKJP-1. In Maharashtra Mahadeo Jankar had given two clear targets to state party workers to get elected a minimum 5 to 10 MLAs and to get a minimum of 6% votes to get Recognized Party Status. There were many parties in the third front RLDF which contested  252 seats and won total 12 viz. SP - 4, PWP - 4, CPM -1, Swabhimani Party -1, Prahar -1 RSP -1 seats getting 2464211 votes. RSP won one MLA seat from Ahmadpur, Latur. RSP contested 26 seats, won one and stood 3rd on five seats getting total 187126 votes. RPI was unable to get a single seat. RPI felt it was a setback to their party. All RSP candidates contested Maharashtra Assembly 2009 election with common symbol i.e. Cup and Saucer.

Local Body Elections - Maharashtra
RSP has been contesting Local Body Election in Maharashtra since its formation. In the month of September within 8 days of party formation, RSP contested its candidate from Parabhani Jilla Parishad with the symbol Cup and Saucer. Since then it is contesting Jilla parishad, Taluka Panchayat, Village Panchayat along with Municipal Corporations in Metro as well as in big cities like Mumbai and Pune throughout Maharashtra. Now RSP has two Jilha Parishad Members, 6 Taluka Panchayat members and many Panchayat members, Sarapanch and Deputy Sarapanch. Thus, RSP is marching ahead gradually specifically in Maharashtra, Karnataka, Gujarat state. Moreover, RSP is marching ahead slowly but gradually taking roots throughout India.

Maharashtra Assembly - 2009:  Rashtriya Samaj Party Mahadeo Jankar played important role in forming non Congress front / non BJP alliance i.e. REPUBLICAN LEFT DEMOCRATIC FRONT. This front was basically of Republican, Left and Democratic parties. There were 13 plus groups in Republicans. Besides RSP CPI, CPM, JDS, PWP, SP, Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana MP Raju Shetty, Lokbharati of MLA Kapil Patil, UKD of Kumar Saptarshi and other smaller groups/parties were in the front. RLDF contested all 288 RSP–21, RPI-101, SP-21, RSP-21, PWP-13, SSP-13, JDS-13, CPM-12, CPI-10, Lokbharati-5 Prahar-2, UKD-1, and LKJP-1. In Maharashtra Mahadeo Jankar National President Rashtriya Samaj Party had given clear target to state party workers 1) to get elected minimum 5 to 10 MLAs. 2) To get 6% vote minimum to get Recognized Party Status. There were many parties in the third front but RSP is marching ahead slowly but gradually with its own social base. RDLF won 14 seats and RSP won 1 MLA seat from Ahmadpur Latur. RPI was unable to get single party. RPI felt it was setback to their party. Now RPI of Ramdas Athavale and RSP of Mahadeo Jankar are in political alliance with BJP-Shivasena. RSP has 1 MLA in Maharashtra Assembly 2 Jilha Parishad Members, 6 Taluka Panchayat members and many Panchayat members.

In Maharashtra also, Established Political Parties have not groomed or allowed growing single leader at national level from Shepherd community. On this back ground, if someone who declares that “I will take deprived communities to political power soon and sure and I shall become Prime Minister” by forming his own political outfit Rashtriya Samaj Party, he is Mahadeo Jankar. On 31st May 20013 there was huge supporting crowd and supporting leaders from many parties including BJP in Chondi Ahamadanagar. Mahadeo Jankar is the only Shepherd leader who is working hard to be National leader crossing over caste and state limit. RSP has political alliance with BJP-ShivSena-RPI for the coming Lok Sabha election. Shri Gopinath Munde Senior BJP leader assured in Chondi that he will be taking Mahadeo Jankar in Lok Sabha surely. Mahadeo Jankar who had clearly and virtually set his aim by great sacrifice in personal life lost Madha Lok Sabha seat in 2009. But in the changed scenario it can be said that, “ Mahadeo Jankar who had clearly and virtually set his aim by great sacrifice in personal life will be winning surely from Madha in 2014 and will become a Member of Parliament – MP which is Gateway to PM – Prime Minister.” Therefore, it is GANGOTRI of RSP now taking shape from Maharashtra moving towards Karnataka, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi the Capital City of India. Surely RSP is going to spread in broader GANGA in coming years.

Shepherd India - A Politically Deprived Community!
Shepherd Karnataka - Now moving towards Political Power...
In Karnataka on 13th May 2013, Shri Siddaramaiah took the oath of Chief Ministership of Karnataka and he became the 1st Shepherd Chief Minister of India. After 66 years of Indian Independence and after 63 years of Republic India, it happened. All credit goes to leadership of Siddaramaih and to Shepherds of Karnataka. Twice Deputy CM, Siddaramaiah had greater influence while he was with JD(S). He was the main builder of the JD(S). HD Devegauda could become Prime Minister due to Siddramaiah but when Siddaramaih showed an ambition to become Chief Minister, he was therefore ousted from JD(S). He formed his own party, lastly joined congress. Then he joined Congress in the presence of Sonia Gandhi, National President Indian National Congress before the huge gathering of his supporters. Old congressmen, by all their means tried to give setback to Siddaramaiah politically. A rumour was spread that Shri Siddaramaih may join BJP but he remained in Congress party only. Not to allow state President Ship or leadership of opposition to Siddaramaiah in Karnataka assembly congressmen played every trick which they could do. This was a clear evidence of political neglect of Shepherds in Karnataka. At last Dharamsingh and Kharage were sent to parliament in Delhi and Siddaramaiah was upgraded to leader of Congress opposition shouldering with duty and responsibility both, to take congress to power which was lost in last decade. It was said even If he is able to get power; he had to fight tooth and nail to get Chief Minster ship. But Congress putting aside its tradition to select CM from Delhi, newly elected legislative assembly members were directed to choose their leader. It is first time it happened in the history Congress. Thus Siddaramaiah was elected and selected as CM of Karnataka. That is why it can be said, all credit goes to leadership of Siddaramaih and to Shepherds of Karnataka. Siddaramaiah has been in forefront of social movement of backward class and all other deprived communities. Siddaramaiah was the main leader of Ahinda (Minority, Backward and Dalit) Movement of Karnataka. Siddharamaih Kuruba, the shepherd of Karnataka took the oath as Chief Minister of Karnataka on 13th May 2013 and throughout the India, Shepherd Indians got charged.

Karnataka Assembly 2013 - Party wise Candidature from SHEPHERD:                                              
Party
Candidates
Won
Lost
Congress
16
11
5
BJP
6
1
5
JD- S
11
1
10
KJP
7
0
7
BSR -Congress
5
0
5
JD-U
2
0
0
RSP
1
0
1

Karnataka Assembly 2013 - Statewide 51 Candidates to SHEPHERD:
Name of Candidate  
Party
Constituency - Dist
Result
Siddaramaiah              
Congress
Varuna - Mysore
Won*1
M K Somshekhar
Congress
Krishnaraja- Mysore
Won*2
Bhyrathi Basavraju
Congress
K R Puram- Bangalore
Won*3
Dodde Swami Gauda
Congress
K R Nagar - Bangalore
Lost
Chomakeshav
Congress
Malur - Kolar
Lost
Shanti Gauda
Congress
Chikmagalur
Lost
H Shrinivas
Congress
Tarikeri- Chikmagalur
Won*4
B G Govindappa
Congress
Vosadurga- Chitradurga
Won*5
S Ramappa
Congress
Harihar - Davangere
Lost
Basavraj Shivannvar
Congress
Byadagi - Haveri
Won*6
C S Shivahalli
Congress
Kundgol - Dharwad
Won*7
K N Katti
Congress
Navalgunda
Lost
H Y Meti
Congress
Bagalkot
Won*8
B B Chimanakatti
Congress
Badami - Bagalkot
Won*9
Raghvendra Itnal
Congress
Koppal
Won*10
M T B Nagaraj
Congress
Hosakote - Bangalore
Won*11
C B Sureshbabu
JD-S
Chikknayakanahalli- Tumkur
Won*12
Bandappa Kashempur
JD-S
Bidar (East) - Bidar
Lost
Anand Appugol
JD-S
Kittur - Dharwad
Lost
Lingraju
JD-S
Tiptur - Tumkur
Lost
Shrikant
JD-S
Shimoga
Lost
Kumar Swami
JD-S
Hunsur - Mysore
Lost
Mahesh
JD-S
Honnali - Davangere
Lost
Prakash kari
JD-S
Nargund - Gadag
Lost
Gurappa Hittanagi
JD-S
Arbhavi
Lost
Sharanappa Saidapur
JD-S
Saidapur - Yadgir
Lost
Ranganagouda Patil
JD-S
Terdal - Bagalakot
Lost
S Puttawami
K J P
Arkalguddu -Hasan
Lost
Shivraj Malleshi
K J P
Surpur - Yadgir
Lost
P Doddeyya
K J P
Govindrajnagar - Bangalore
Lost
B Raviprakash
K J P
Sandur - Bellari
Lost
Dr K Tarasalappa
K J P
Kudligi - Bellari
Lost
P S Chalageri
K J P
Kushtgi - Koppal
Lost
B M Satish
K J P 
Davangere
Lost
K S Ishwarappa
B J P
Shimoga
Lost
D Venkateshmurty
B J  P
Shantinagar - Bangalore
Lost
B K Manjunath
B J P
Sira -Tumkur
Lost
M Gauda Patil
B J  P
Muddebihal - Bijapur
Lost
Dilip Patil
B J P
Afzalpur - Gulbaraga
Lost
Doddangauda Patil
B J P
Kushtagi - Koppal
Won*13
D Venkateshmurty
B J  P
Shantinagar - Bangalore
Lost
K Somshekhar
BSR
Gauribidanur -Chikballapur
Lost
K Kariappa
BSR
Sindhanur - Raichur
Lost
Ballappa
BSR
Jevargi - Gulbaraga
Lost
Ramesh Kudchi
BSR
Begaum (North)
Lost
K M Kempraj
BSR
Kadur - Chikmagalur
Lost
Mr Ganesh,
BSR
Periyapatana
Lost
Arvind Dalwai
JD- U
Ramdurga - Belgaum
Lost
K Somshekhar
JD –U
Badami - Bagalkot
Lost
Dattappa Kokate
RSP
Aland Gulbarga
Lost
Varthur Prakash
Independent
Kolar
Won*14



























































Shepherd India - To move towards Political Power...
Shepherd India has to follow 
the path of Shepherd Karnataka!

Shepherd India is a Politically Deprived Community but now Shepherd Karnataka is moving towards Political Power. In Karnataka there is only one state wide Community organisation “Karnataka Pradesh Kurubar Sangh– Bangalore”. There is only one Cultural organisation “Shri Kaginelly Mahasanthan Kanak Gurupith – Kaginelly. There is only one workers organisation “Karnataka Rajya Kanak Karmik mattu Naukarar Sangh – Bangalore”. And there is one common community leader “Shri Siddaramaiah”.  All party leaders and community get together under these three INSITUTIONS and one leader. “Karnataka Pradesh Kurubar Sangh” has history of more than 90 years. Though in different parties, Shepherds Karnataka are organised. All political parties were compelled to give candidature to Shepherd Karnataka. Thus we can say Shepherd Karnataka is moving towards political power surely. Shepherd India will take inspiration and guidance from Shepherd Karnataka and following the path they have marched forward in Karnataka, Shepherd India will be moving towards Political Power. Shepherd Maharashtra and Shepherd Uttar Pradesh has got tremendous potential as in both the states socio-political movement has got long back history. To move towards Political Power, Shepherd India has to follow the path of Shepherd Karnataka. Shepherd Maharashtra is politically deprived most in India. It is said that the land on which Rashtrapati Bhavan and Sansad Bhvan is built has been donated by Holkars to Britishers. Mahadeo Jankar of RSP is going contest coming Lok Sabha from Madha. Thus, Shepherd Maharashtra is getting Golden Chance to send Shepherd MP in Sansad Bhvan in coming Lok Sabha Election. To move towards Political Power, Shepherd Maharashtra has to follow the path of Shepherd Karnataka.  
                                                                                                                               
- S. Akkisagar, Mumbai
  Dt.26/09/2013                

21 comments:

  1. mujhe yeh jankar hardik prasnnata hui ki dhangar samaj me koi leader paida hua hai jisne rashtriya star par political party banai . yeh meri tamanna thi ki rastriya star par gadariya samaj ki koi party bane. thanks a lot.
    pl. contact shortly 8860148224 , 01122476544
    pal publishing house [a unit of law books] delhi

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  2. Jai Malhar..... Jankar Sahab aap aage badho, hum aapkey sath hai!
    Raj, Belgaum, Karnataka

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  3. thnx jankar saheb dhangar samajache astithva nirman kelya baddal

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  4. today in karnataka kuruba samaj function is not publicized by news channel because of only reason to hide the strength of our leader siddarmaiah. we should all together reunion, else we will be kicked major castes.

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  5. our full suppourt is der for u. sir

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  6. pls u go aheasd sir...........we r definetly success ...i like ur great job

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  7. Jai Malhar,
    ab samay a gaya he jab hame sabhi yuva varg ko ek jut hona he our hamare pure yuva team ko ek jot karna he,hamari shakti dikhani hogi, hamari samaj bahut badi hame lekin distribut he only dhangar lage to sabhi pahachan me a jate he lekin na jane kya kya surname lagate he, yadi dhangar hi lagaye to hamari samaj jyada dikhegi.

    Madhusudan Dhangar
    Sanskar International school (CBSE Delhi)
    Bilkisganj, Teh-Sehore, Distt-Sehore, MP
    COntact NO. +919826536032, +919713540771
    Email ID: madhusudan.dhangar@gmail.com

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  8. Hi Friends,
    We are planning to start a NGO for all Rashtriya Samaj. We are preparing a Constitution for it. If you want to join it, please send your contact details (Address and contact no. ) to sachin.gadade@gmail.com.
    Our main aim is to improve social and political image of our community. Gather information of our strength in different parts of Maharashtra.

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  9. Jai Malhar,
    Jankar Saheb aap aage badho hum tumhare saath hai. Jai Malhar!

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  10. jai malhar..............

    janakar sahebamule aaj dhangar samajala chakaki aaleli aahe saheb tumche kam aasech chalu thewa aata dhangar samaj jagi zalela aahe, tumhi fakt aawaj dya ha wagh tayar aahe......

    Balaji shelke (nanded)
    9527445713

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  11. hi all it is good to know there is a quite big revolution & fire in this group, keep it up i would also join u guys i am from bangalore & belong to kuruba community,
    Krishna SL

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  12. tumhi karcha great aahat tumhi Dhagar v bahujan samajasathi dev aahat

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  13. sir tumhala tamaam Ghoatanekar (tal & dist Nandurbar)cha salam

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  14. WE ALL R WITH U SIR. SALUTE TO U DETERMINATION.............

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  15. all we have to gather together and discuss what are need to improve

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  16. Sir,'DHANGAR' samajake ladkonkoki sankhya prashasanme badhane ke liye bhi hame kam karna chahiye .ve log apni samsyae aur kasht dur karne ke liye kam kar sakte hai.
    Sir, apko is bareme kuch toh karna chahiye.......

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  17. well researched document.nice to read .... we are with you......all the ways.

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